WPPI - Las Vegas
WPPI - Las Vegas
Well I survived my week in Vegas, and it was definitely an awesome trip! The trip started out with Scott Robert Lim's workshop, which was per usual, very amazing! But his workshop is my next blog so I will save more details until then! After the workshop WPPI started, it was my first time attending and was it ever fun! I didn't realize how big it is until I arrived, I guess there was over 11,000 photographers in attendence! The first day they held a welcome reception where some of the top photographers photographed different aspects of the wedding to demonstrate how they would work on a wedding day. It was really cool, especially since some of the photographers were Yervant, Bambi Cantrell, and Jerry Ghionis. The next couple of days were filled with amazing and inspiring speakers, David Jay, Bambi Cantrell, Matthew Jordan Smith, and Yervant to name a few, walking around the tradeshow, checking out the award winning prints, and most importantly networking! I met so many wonderful people/photographers and you don't realize how large the photography community is until an event like WPPI! Since this was my first WPPI, it was also my first time entering the print competition and one of the photographs entered won an award of excellence. It was so exciting, over 6000 photographs were entered and what great exposure to have one selected!!! So I am officially an international award winning photographer, which is very cool! Definitely making the website! The photograph that won is shown at the beginning of this blog post! Below I've also posted the pic I took of it with my point and shoot when it was displayed with all the other award winning photographs!Overall, WPPI was definitely an amazing experience, and I can't wait to go back next year to be inspired and learn more new posing, lighting, marketing ideas, etc. And of course meet more awesome photographers!
This was the welcome reception/mock wedding; below was Yervant taking some photos on the big screen!
Here is my award winning print being displayed with all the other photographs. I had to take a picture as I was pretty excited about it!